Why a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist?
Just like you take your child to a pediatrician for their medical needs, it's important to take them to a pediatric dentist for their dental care. At our pediatric dental practice, our experienced staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your child's specific dental needs. Our pediatric dentists have undergone an additional two to three years of intensive training after completing their dental school program, which includes specialized clinical instruction and a deepened understanding of children and their unique needs. This additional training allows us to provide comprehensive dental care for your child's smile, from their first tooth eruption through young adulthood.
Our Specialized Training Matters!
Yes, that's correct, pediatric dentists understand child behavior. Pediatric dentists receive specialized training in child psychology and behavior guidance techniques that help them understand the emotional and behavioral needs of children during dental visits. They use techniques such as positive reinforcement, distraction, and tell-show-do to help ease children's fears and anxieties about dental procedures. They also use age-appropriate language to educate children on oral health topics and encourage good oral hygiene habits. This specialized training enables pediatric dentists to provide a more comfortable and positive dental experience for children.
Specially Designed Office!
Did you know that pediatric dental offices are specifically designed to create a welcoming and fun environment for children. While family dentists cater to both adults and children, their offices may not be as appealing to younger patients. At Tooth Patrol Pediatric Dentistry, we have designed our office to cater to children in many ways. We have child-friendly decor and soothing pastel colors throughout the office and have a designated children's play area and special stuffed animals that are used to teach proper brushing techniques. Additionally, we offer prizes to reward children for successful visits, making it a positive experience for them.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
About Pediatric Preventative Services
Welcome to Tooth Patrol Pediatric Dentistry. Our state of the art facility has an ocean-like setting to provide comfort for your child. At Tooth Patrol Pediatric Dentistry, we emphasize the importance of preventive dental care for kids and how it can help preserve their oral health.
Regular Checkups and Cleanings
At Tooth Patrol Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend regular checkups and cleanings for children starting at their first tooth eruption or by their first birthday. These visits allow our team to monitor your child's dental development, identify any potential issues early on, and educate parents about proper oral hygiene practices. Regular checkups also include professional teeth cleaning which helps remove plaque buildup that could lead to cavities or gum disease if left untreated.
Fluoride treatments are essential in preventing tooth decay in children as it strengthens the enamel making it more resistant against acid attacks from bacteria found in plaque. At Tooth Patrol Pediatric Dentistry, fluoride treatments are offered during routine dental visits based on individual needs assessment.
Dental sealants are a thin protective coating applied on the chewing surfaces of molars where most cavities occur due to deep grooves trapping food particles and bacteria. Sealants act as a barrier against cavity-causing agents thus reducing the risk of developing decay significantly over time. The American Dental Association recommends sealants for children as soon as their permanent molars erupt, usually between the ages of 6 and 12.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a topical antimicrobial agent that can help prevent cavities from progressing further by stopping tooth decay in its tracks. SDF is particularly useful for young children who may have difficulty cooperating during traditional dental treatments or those with special needs. Our team at Tooth Patrol Pediatric Dentistry will assess your child's individual needs to determine if SDF treatment is appropriate.
At Tooth Patrol Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to provide comprehensive preventative services for children in order to ensure optimal oral health.